'Zero Hour' review: Anthony Edwards is on the clock in ABC's preposterous 'Da Vinci Code'-esque drama

Say this for "Zero Hour": It is not cookie-cutter television.ABC's new drama, premiering at 8 p.m. ET Thursday (Feb. 14), is a sprawling conspiracy thriller in the mode of "The Da Vinci Code" that involves Nazis, a secretive sect charged with saving the world, an abduction and clocks. Especially clocks.The series opens in Germany in 1938, where the secretive order of Rosicrucians -- "Christian mystics," as they're described later -- tries to stay a step ahead of the Nazis by pulling what looks like a giant coffin from a watery berth under a church. Members of their order have discovered that the Nazis have figured out a way to create human life without childbirth, which is a signal of the end times. Meanwhile, a dozen clockmakers in their employ are hard at work on their timepieces.Cut to present-day Brooklyn. Hank Galliston (Anthony Edwards, in his first series since "ER"), the editor of Modern Skeptic magazine,...



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